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Table of Contents




Draft Day Advice
-General Advice
-Position Advice

-2017 NFL Schedule
-Strength of Schedule


QB Statistical Analysis
-2016 Top Performances
-2016 Most Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2016 Median Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2017 Schedule
-Easiest 2017 Playoff Schedule

RB Statistical Analysis
-2016 Top Performances
-2016 Most Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2016 Median Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2017 Schedule
-Easiest 2017 Playoff Schedule

WR Statistical Analysis
-2016 Top Performances
-2016 Most Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2016 Median Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2017 Schedule
-Easiest 2017 Playoff Schedule

TE Statistical Analysis
-2016 Top Performances
-2016 Most Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2016 Median Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2017 Schedule
-Easiest 2017 Playoff Schedule

Kicker Statistical Analysis
-2016 Top Performances
-2016 Most Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2016 Median Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2017 Schedule
-Easiest 2017 Playoff Schedule

2016 Defense Rankings
-Fantasy Points Allowed (Total)
-Fantasy Points Allowed QBs
-Fantasy Points Allowed RBs
-Fantasy Points Allowed WRs
-Fantasy Points Allowed TEs
-Fantasy Points Allowed Ks

Proven Draft Strategy
-Numerical Analysis
-GCAM (Overview)
-GCAM (QBs)
-GCAM (RBs)
-GCAM (WRs)
-GCAM (TEs)
-GCAM (PKs)
-GCAM (D/ST)

Targets, Carries and Touches
-2016 Most Targets
-2016 Most Carries
-2016 Most Touches

Redzone Analysis
-2016 Redzone Passing
-2016 Redzone Rushing
-2016 Redzone Receiving
-2016 Redzone Touches

Depth Charts
-AFC East
-AFC North
-AFC South
-AFC West
-NFC East
-NFC North
-NFC South
-NFC West

Nagging Injuries
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs

Moving Truck Tracker
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs

Rookie Report
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs
-Dynasty/Rookie Snapshot

Sophomore Status
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs

Fantasy Studs
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs
-D/ST

Sleepers
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs
-D/ST

Duds
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs
-D/ST

Average Draft Position
-Top 150
-QB
-RB
-WR
-TE
-PK
-D/ST
-DL
-LB
-DB

ATC Cheat Sheets
QB Rankings
RB Rankings
WR Rankings
TE Rankings
PK Rankings
Team Defense/Special Teams Rankings
DL Rankings
LB Rankings
DB Rankings
Draft Board Snapshot
Top 200 Players Overall
Top 216 Auction Values

MOCK DRAFT

TE Moving Truck Tracker

 

FASANO, ANTHONY - MIA

FASANO, ANTHONY

Anthony Fasano is back with the Dolphins after spending some seasons with the Chiefs and Titans. A mercenary as a No. 2 tight end, he's good for about two touchdowns and 200 yards per season. That's not going to help you become the talk of your Fantasy league. Don't draft Fasano.  


Allen, Dwayne - NE

Allen, Dwayne

Dwayne Allen will play for the Patriots after the Colts traded him away in mid-March. Once considered the top tight end in Indy, Allen has been fairly involved in the red zone but light on yardage, averaging under 30 yards per game. The only way Allen will have a chance to be as productive as Martellus Bennett was last season is if Rob Gronkowski misses significant playing time. Otherwise, Allen is only a late-round insurance policy in case Gronk goes down with an injury. 


Sims, Dion - CHI

Sims, Dion

The Bears signed free agent tight end Dion Sims to a three-year, $18 million contract this offseason, including $10 million guaranteed, and he's expected to compete with Zach Miller for playing time. We expect Miller to be the better receiving tight end, but Sims should see plenty of playing time based on his ability to block. He's coming off a career year with the Dolphins where he had 26 catches for 256 yards and four touchdowns, but it's doubtful he's going to develop into a standout Fantasy option with this move to Chicago. Sims is not worth drafting in the majority of leagues. 


FELLS, DARREN - DET

FELLS, DARREN

Darren Fells signed with the Lions this offseason, and he's expected to be the No. 2 tight end behind Eric Ebron. Fells has proven to be more of a blocker than a receiver during his tenure with the Cardinals over the past three seasons, and he only had 14 catches for 154 yards and one touchdown in 2016. Fells is not worth drafting in the majority of Fantasy leagues. That said, the early returns out of Detroit is that Eric Ebron is banged up again and Fells has been looking like a beast. As such, you should keep him in the back of your mind for a cheap/desperation weekly fantasy option as a fill-in if he starts the regular season hot.


Thomas, Julius - MIA

Thomas, Julius

Traded to Miami this offseason, Julius Thomas will attempt to resurrect his career with Adam Gase, who was his playcaller during his heydays in Denver. When asked about Thomas, Gase said he would make "a little bit of a difference" in the offense. To his credit, Thomas is healthy after a couple of injury-plagued seasons in Jacksonville that saw the tight end catch nine touchdowns and average 35.0 yards in 21 games. A touchdown-or-bust tight end with a track record of missing games, Thomas would need to stay healthy and see an uptick in end-zone targets in order to regain some Fantasy value. He's worth a late-round flier as a speculative second tight end, though if you really like the Dolphins' early-season schedule, which isn't too tough, you could conceivably begin with him as your starter. 


Kendricks, Lance - GB

Kendricks, Lance

Lance Kendricks signed as a free agent with the Packers this offseason, and he will be the No. 3 tight end behind Martellus Bennett and Richard Rodgers. Kendricks is coming off a career season with the Rams in 2016 when he had 50 catches for 499 yards and two touchdowns on 88 targets. We expect those stats to come way down barring an injury to Bennett or Rodgers, and Kendrick is not worth drafting in the majority of leagues.


BENNETT, MARTELLUS - GB

BENNETT, MARTELLUS

Martellus Bennett appears to be a smart man with his football career. After one season with Tom Brady, where he won a Super Bowl and filled in admirably for an injured Rob Gronkowski, he moved on as a free agent to Green Bay, where he will play with Aaron Rodgers. Those are arguably two of the best quarterbacks of all time, and Bennett will look to remain a viable Fantasy option with the Packers in 2017. In New England, Bennett was the No. 7 Fantasy tight end with 55 catches for 701 yards and seven touchdowns on 73 targets, and he will replace the departed Jared Cook as the starter for the Packers. Rodgers hasn't relied consistently on his tight ends in Green Bay -- Jermichael Finley in 2011, Richard Rodgers in 2015 and Cook in the NFL playoffs last year are the prominent options that come to mind -- and we see Bennett taking a slight step back with his production. He's a low-end starter at best, and he's only worth drafting with a late-round pick in most formats.


COOK, JARED - OAK

COOK, JARED

Jared Cook is moving from Green Bay to Oakland, where he'll try to not be a Fantasy letdown. Cook should have put together one of his best seasons yet playing with Aaron Rodgers last year, but injuries limited him to another sub-400 yard season with one touchdown. He did perk up in the postseason, catching 18 of 32 targets for 229 yards and a pair of scores. That's what probably got him work in Oakland, where he'll provide relief in the red zone and in the middle of the field for Derek Carr.  It's another situation where Cook should get some nice stats, but his track record is too well known. He's not worth drafting outside of deep, deep redraft leagues. 


Ellison, Rhett - NYG

Ellison, Rhett

Rhett Ellison has moved on to the Giants, where he signed a surprisingly rich contract to theoretically work as their primary blocking tight end. There's a chance he unseats Will Tye as the main receiving tight end, too. There's also a chance he moves into an H-back type of role and gets 10 catches per year, which is what he's averaged up to this point. Ellison isn't worth drafting.




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